New York Jets: Todd Bowles is ready to soar


The New York Jets are about to begin their journey this summer from training camps to preseason and eventually into the start of a new era of the team. It always starts with the amount of preparation and attention to detail in the summer that accounts for what kind of outcome to expect once the games that start to actually matter have arrived. With a head new coach in Todd Bowles, he’s ready to take the Jets back into the NFL Playoffs all in due time.

It may happen this upcoming season and it may not. Usually it takes a few years for a new head coach to put his imprint on an entire organization but with the way Bowles has handled himself since he arrived on the Jets, has all been a refreshing change of pace.

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Bowles is all about accountability and stresses the importance of being a professional both on and off the field. There is a ton of work for him to do between now and the start of the regular season but so far Bowles has said and done all the right things to get this team back on track.

Needless to say, many fans of the Jets would like to forget the debacle that was last season. Surely, whatever the final outcome of 2015 is should be much better than the disaster that was 2014. With a revamped defensive secondary, a solid draft and optimism everywhere that the Jets can definitely bounce back, Bowles is at the helm of it all.

In an article written by Rich Cimini of, here is what Bowles had to say about the message he plans to give to the entire team as they prepare for the long road ahead:

"“My thing will be, we’re here to get some work done,” he said. “We’ve got a long way to go and we’ve got some time to do it. I’ll stress the accountability standpoint and the chemistry standpoint. Those will be the main things I’m trying to get across, being where you’re supposed to be and doing what you’re supposed to do. This is how we’re going to do things, this is what I want done, this is how we’re going to do it.”"

May 8, 2015; Florham Park, NY, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles speaks to the media during rookie minicamp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

One of the key areas that will test Bowles is what to do about the pink elephant in the room, the quarterback situation. For years now, the Jets have mishandled the entire situation to the point of embarrassment. If quarterback Geno Smith doesn’t deliver, does Bowles make the big switch to put Ryan Fitzpatrick in as his starter? What if Smith does well all summer long and falters during the first quarter of the regular season? Does he make the switch then?

The decisions he makes regarding the biggest position on the team could be the difference between a winning or losing season. Bowles has a solid track record as it’s believed he will live by the mantra to do whatever is best for his team to win plenty of football games, regardless who is under center at starting quarterback.

Overall, Bowles is ready to soar and prepared to handle everything coming his way. It’s not easy to be a head coach in the city that never sleeps, especially with a team coming off a 4-12 record and a blockbuster off season that has fans expecting immediate results. One thing is for certain though, so far, Bowles is definitely the best option as head coach to lead this team back into contention.

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